2007 Honda CR-Z Concept

2007 Honda CR-Z Concept

Honda Motors today announced that as of the end of this January they have sold 300,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide since the original Insight was first produced in 1999.

They noted their hybrids are being sold in 40 countries around the world.Honda Hybrid Sales by Model/Region (as of the end of January 2009)

Model Region Start of Sales Cumulative
Unit Sales
Insight Japan Nov. 1999 2,340
North America Dec. 1999 14,288
Europe Mar. 2000 392
Total 17,020
Civic Hybrid Japan Dec. 2001 22,899
North America Mar. 2002 191,493
Europe May. 2003 34,757
Asia/Oceania Feb. 2004 5,514
China Nov. 2007 280
Others May. 2006 306
Total 255,249
Accord Hybrid North America Dec. 2004 28,471
Total 28,471
Total Unit Sales of Honda Hybrid Models 300,740

Honda noted it already began selling the new generation Insight hybrid vehicle in Japan trhis month, and that it will appear in Europre in Marach and teh US in APril.

They hope to sell 60,000 Insights in Japan, 100,000 in the US, and 200,000 worldwide  per year.

Honda also said it would introduce an "all-new sporty hybrid vehicle, based on the CR-Z design concept model, in 2010."

Source (Honda)